RiteAid, Walgreens, CVS Pull Zantac From Shelves

I AM STU MUNDEL BACK TO YOU TWO. SUZIE: OKAY THANK YOU. SEVERAL BIG PHARMACY CHAIN ARE PULLING A POPULAR HEARTBURN MEDICATION FROM SHELVES, FDA SAID LOW LEVELS OF A CANCER CAUSING CHEMICAL HAVE BEEN FOUND IN ZANTAC, STACEY BUTLER IS LIVE IN NEWPORT BEACH WITH THE STORY. REPORTER: CVS WAS FIRST TO PULL IT OFF THE SHELVES, NOW WALGREEN AND RITE AID FOLLOW SUIT. A DOCTOR TOLD ME THIS WILL AFFECT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR A BIG PART. AS NEWS SPREADS THEY HAVE REMOVED HEART BURN MEDICATION ZANTAC FROM CELLS. GASTRO INTERROLOGIST, IS CONCERNED. I AM BLOWN AWAY BECAUSE SO MANY PATIENTS ARE AFFECTED, I CAN IMAGINE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PATIENTS ASKING FOR ALTERNATIVES. REPORTER: THE DOCTOR FIVE AMERICANS HAVE A FORM OF GIRD. 20 MILLION AMERICANS TAKE SOME FORM OF ANTI-ACID MEDICATION, NOW THATF — FDA WARNS ABOUT THE ZANTAC, HE SAID PATIENTS WILL BE FORCED TO LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES. WE HAVE ENDOSCOPIC THERAPY. TO TREAT GIRD SO WE CAN DE– GET PATIENTS OFF MEDICATION. SUZIE: PHARMACY CUSTOMERS WONDER WHY, IF IT CONTAINS CARCINOGENS, FLU IS ISSUING A WARNING NOT A RECALL. THAT DOES WORRY ME. I WOULD NOT WANT TO TAKE SOMETHING THEY SAID, HEY DON’T TAKE THIS. IT MAKES YOU THINK THEY DON’T REALLY KNOW IF THERE IS CANCER OR NOT CANCER OR WHAT CAUSES CANCER, EVERYONE IS CONFUSED. FDA IS NOT TIL TELLING ANYONE TO STOP TAKING ZANTAC, THEY SAY GO TO YOUR DOCTOR FOR AN UNION. — AN OPINION.

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